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Faking It

(The Intern #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  312 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Things are looking up for Josie Browning. Her boyfriend, James, is crazy about her, and she's scored a writing job at indi. Now the pressure is on for Josie to prove she's got what it takes to help plan indi's launch. Plus, she's battling with flatmates, frenemies and confusing feelings for travel writer Alex.

High on the perks at indi, Josie's doing a pretty good job of fa
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 23rd 2015 by HarperCollins
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“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

----Abraham Lincoln

Gabrielle Tozer, an Australian author, has penned an entertaining and heart-touching sequel to her award-winning book, The Intern called, Faking It where the young adult protagonist, Josie Browning, fakes her way up the ladder to success in her new writing job with new friends and colleagues, while she has a perfect life that can
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
I refuse to believe this is where Josie's story ends. I need more! I'll be stalking The Tozer until she agrees to write another for me.

Just me. The rest of you can fend for yourselves.
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a good sequel.
I liked these books because they're quick to read and a lot of fun as well.
I didn't feel any emotions for the character and I couldn't really connect to them.
Also, the author brings in random stuff at times where there really doesn't need to be anything and resolved them in like two sentences at the end.
Recommend if you're looking for something light and quick to
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
I gave it a good shot, but Josie isn't that interesting, her voice doesn't work for me, and the "no homo" comment she makes when complimenting a female co-worker put me off her as well.

It's not that this is the sequel to a book I didn't read. Multiple times, I've read the sequels before the first book of a series! (For Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress series, I read the fourth book first and THEN went back to read the first book when I enjoyed #4.) Faking It just isn't catching my interest.

Gave u
Eugenia (Genie In A Book)
*This review and a confessional post by Gabrielle Tozer also appears on my blog Genie In A Book*

Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Light, cute, fluffy, and undeniably hilarious. Yes, Faking It is all of those things, but in this stunning sequel to The Intern, Gabrielle Tozer has struck the perfect balance between a story that will make you laugh, yet deliver a deeper message at its core. While my expectations may have been high
Tala  Lolias
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Another cliché, mediocre, trying to be something I'm not style of book. This again was another book that I struggled to finish. What is wrong with me. I used to love these easy, trashy, funny and light books. Now I hate them, they are so unoriginal, boring and just no character development and or story line development.

This was a flat line... the whole way through. There was no part in this book that had maybe a little incline in events. A girl who is a virgin, cant say the right thing to her b
Emily Mead
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Also, I need a Josie in my life.

(although there's a distinct possibility I AM the Josie...)

ANYWAY, this was absolutely fabulous. I laughed and I cried and I cringed. Full review soon, but you're all going to love it.


I just…I can’t even with this book.

I can be rational. I CAN BE. Seriously. I can discuss this book analytically, with great intelligence and wit, and I can
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Faking It is so cute. Josie is totally relatable, and I love that while there is a soupçon of romance it never overshadows the book's focus on Josie's growth into becoming her own person. Highly recommended to anyone who has ever felt (or still feels) like a fraud. ...more
After reading Gabrielle Tozer’s award winning The Intern, I wanted more. And lucky for me I got my wish in the form of Faking It – a sequel to Josie Browning’s adventures as part time student, part time glamorous magazine writer.

When you love a book as much as I did The Intern there is always the lingering question of: can the author carry off such brilliance again? Am I going to be bitterly disappointed? Well let me tell you -- Gabrielle Tozer is no one hit wonder. If you liked The Intern, you
Cassandra Page
Faking It is the sequel to The Intern - however, it stands alone, so if you get the opportunity to pick up the second book and want to dive straight in, the experience won't be too rocky.

I devoured Faking It in a couple of sessions - it's very light, fun and easy to read, with a fair number of cringeworthy moments. Josie Browning has gotten perhaps a tiny bit better at thinking before she speaks (a very tiny bit) and her clumsiness is less of a feature in this book. But she still manages to get
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
This was just okay. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't wonderful. Not as good as the first one, I think, and Josie absolutely drove me up the wall. I understand the vulnerability of being eighteen, but she was bloody useless. Every stupid decision she made, every splutter and blush and total lack of spine just got under my skin.

However! It was a cute enough read for a Saturday afternoon, and I liked the few little 'tough love' moments.
Molly  Elizabeth
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING.
I loved it so much oh my goodness.

This book was about an eighteen-year-old girl who scored herself a junior writing job at an online magazine company, Indi. Everything is pretty perfect in Josie's life until it isn't. She has a huge fight with her boyfriend, upsets a fellow writer and sets off a string of lies that could ruin her reputation, romance and career forever.

Josie has to "fake" her way into a ridiculously competitive industry but eventually, even faking it isn't
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books
I can't even with these books guuurl! They are just so funny and heartfelt. They make me laugh and feel all squishy inside. Thanks for creating such a relatable and adorkable character - Josie is my new spirit animal. ...more
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I had to, I'd give it a 4.5/ 4.75 stars. Why yes, it was that good. :D

Faking it is the sequel to The Intern which I enjoyed tremendously. However, Faking It I loved 1000%.

Reasons why I loved it:
-I connected a lot more to the characters.

-The drama really immersed me in the story. I was always getting frustrated or laughing or cringing from the cheesiness.

-One of my aspirations is to become a Journalist one day. Obviously with the world we live in my aspirations could change 1000 times bet
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I thought this book had a good message about staying true to yourself but the characters seemed to act so much older than their actual ages. Maybe it’s just me, but Josie is just eighteen and she’s helping to run a magazine, she comes off more as a twenty-something? The internship in the first book was realistic but this stretched believability. I liked the development of Josie’s relationship with James but thought the inclusion of Alex wasn’t necessary.
Bree T
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
In a short time, Josie Browning has come a long way. She has a cool new writing job at the brand new indi, an online magazine. She has a lovely boyfriend named James. She’s left the country behind and moved into an apartment in the city.

But it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. indi is about to launch and at the worst possible time, Josie’s colleague Sia is put mostly out of action. Suddenly so much more is resting on Josie’s shoulders and her boss is really riding her to produce the goods a
Lee Parker
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a copy of this for free through Goodreads First Reads

This was a quick, easy read. I really liked Josie's quirkiness. While I understand that that won't appeal to some people, I thought it really worked.
Kelsey van Dillen
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-release
Funny and easy second installment!! Like the books a lot, nice for beachy days.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed other books by this author, but this one was a bit too light and predictable for me. Great writing, but the story didn't grab me. ...more
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading the book was very nice and intresting. I liked the book .
2018 edit: This book is still good but it's also unrealistic situationally if not emotionally and is irritating and not that well I'm not going to reread it again. But I'm still fond of it, so it's not all bad.
2016This book is SO SO good. It’s totally underrated but EVERYONE should read it. I love the character of Josie. I love how honest it feels—despite the title, lol. I love how it shows the good and bad sides of the journalism world.
Josie is just such a good character. She’s s
Candice Gigous
Faking It is a cute and enjoyable read. Faking It is the sequel to The Intern, but you do not need to necessarily read the first book. Anything important to this story from the first book is explained well enough that you will not be confused. Josie Browning is working at her writing job at indie, an online magazine. When her boss, Liani tells her they are planning a launch party for indie, Josie has to take on more responsibilities. Her biggest task is get the pop star, Maxxi to perform at the ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. This review also appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!

Faking It is the sequel to The Intern and takes place almost immediately after the events of the first book. You definitely don’t have to read The Intern to read this one. This second book gives a good summary of what happened in The Intern, where necessary. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this one much more than the first book.

I had many of the same problems with Faking It as I did with The Intern. The plot was
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I still thought that the first book was a lot better, but there's no doubt that this book was interesting, funny and a real page turner.

I enjoyed seeing how Josie's life panned out in the rest of the book with her new life, job and boyfriend. The way the book started was very funny and was a cute way to start off the story and was one of the reasons it kept me reading!

I loved seeing Josie develop and grow into the woman she was at the end of the novel, it was so real as Gabrielle Tozer explain
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel Corpuz
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 13-24
Just like 'The Intern', 'Faking It' has become one of those books which you can't seem to put down or stop thinking about, and is hands-down one of the best books I have ever read in terms of consisting of everything from humour, to romance, to inspiration. To be honest, after reading both the books in The Intern series, I was completely devastated, and literally wished the book hadn't lured me into continuously reading it, and finishing it before I was even really prepared for it to be over. Ev ...more
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Josie Browning has finally landed herself a job at an internet magazine called Indi and is completely in love with her amazing boyfriend James… well that is she knows she loves him, but they haven’t actually done ‘it’ yet. Not the other “It”, but “It” as in said “I love you”. She is struggling under the pressure of wanting to say those words and not to mention the huge allot of work that gets dumped on her plate at short notice.

With Indi’s Launch Just around the corner Josie is going to have to
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookshelf
I am so happy to have Josie back in my life and the sequel to Faking It is everything we could ever want to continue with Josie on her journey.

Josie has a new job, new boyfriend and slowly becoming more comfortable becoming successful in her own way, but there are a few ways little Josie is still the same girl.

Josie now works for Indi, who is about to launch but her current team will need her to step up in a big way when a series of events requires Josie to step up to fill in and essentially f
Bianca Hewes
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this charming novel and I can't recommend it highly enough! It's the sequel to the equally adorable The Intern, and is perfect for the resistant reader in your family/class. It follows the ongoing dramas in the life of 18 year old Josie Browning, now working as a columnist on the newly launched website 'indy'. Josie's anxieties around her relationship with her boyfriend, her career, and her sense of self are not only authentically captured, but they're funny and engaging ...more
Leah Veritay
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: tweens
Shelves: straya
Well I thought I may as well read the sequel. On the front cover the quote is: The hilarious sequel to The Intern. Did I laugh? Not once. Did Josie seem a little wiser, grown up, a little less naïve? Not a chance. And that's where I started to lose interest. It's almost like she never had an internship at Sash. And that indi was her first experience ever. And she'd never heard of the word 'schmooze'? Puh-lease! Once again, tween fiction not YA. It ended kind of suddenly as well. Although I will ...more
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Gabrielle Tozer is the award-winning and internationally published author of young adult novels The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends. She is a contributor to HarperCollins’ Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, and her debut picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), is out now. Gabrielle's first middle-grade novel Melody Trumpet hits stores in 2019. Based in Syd ...more

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